Even after nearly 25 years, I continue to be excited and passionate about security. I enjoy discussing my experiences, opinions, and crazy ideas with the community. I often respond to questions and comments on my blogs and in LinkedIn, as it is a great platform to share ideas and communicate with others in the industry. Recently I had responded to a Network Admin seeking a career in cybersecurity. With their permission, I thought I would share a bit of the discussion as it might be helpful to others.
Question: Mr. Rosenquist - I have been in the Information Technology field as a network administrator for some 16 years and am looking to get into the Cyber Security field but the opportunity for someone that lacks experience in this specialized field is quite difficult. I too recognize the importance of education and believe it is critical to optimum performance in your field. What would your recommendation of suggested potential solutions be to break into this field? Thank you for your time and expertise.
Response: Glad to hear you want to join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals! The industry needs people like you. You have a number of things going for you. The market is hungry for talent and network administration is a great background for several areas of cybersecurity.
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